Jobs and Economy

Senator Hawley Demands Answers on Airlines’ use of Pandemic Funds, Widespread Layoffs from Biden Vaccine Mandate

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, Brian D. Miller, and acting Inspector General Richard K. Delmar urging an investigation into the widespread layoffs of airline workers who declined to submit themselves to President Biden’s vaccine mandate and the potential misuse of CARES Act funds by airlines.

Senator Hawley writes, “The Congress provided unprecedented funds to airlines and other companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, on...

Senator Hawley Introduces Parent Tax Credit—Historic Relief for Working Families

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced legislation to create the Parent Tax Credit, a historic tax cut to help working parents afford to start a family and raise their children. Through a fully refundable tax credit provided directly through automatic, monthly advances, Senator Hawley’s Parent Tax Credit gives working parents the flexibility they need to make the best choices for raising their families.

Hawley Calls for Biden to Extend Freeze on Foreign Worker Visas

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to extend President Donald Trump’s executive order freezing visas for certain temporary foreign workers, which will expire today, March 31, 2021, unless President Biden acts. Senator Hawley writes that the temporary freeze, issued to protect American workers during the pandemic, should be extended until the unemployment rate has meaningfully declined and the Biden administration has ensured that American workers are...

Senator Hawley Announces Blue-Collar Bonus: A Pay Raise for American Workers

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce new legislation to give blue-collar workers a pay raise. For nearly four decades, workers making below the median wage have experienced stagnant wages, and this past year, the problem has been made worse by unprecedented layoffs, reduced hours, and income disruptions due to the government shutting down the economy over the coronavirus pandemic.

Hawley, Gardner Partner on Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan to Put Workers First

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have announced they will team up on a plan, Rehire America, to help workers and businesses recover and strengthen over the coming months. The proposal calls for Congress to incentivize rehiring workers who were laid off due to the pandemic and support a percent of wages for each worker currently on payroll through the end of the year. The proposal also calls for Congress to provide grants for rent, utilities, mortgage interest, and...

Senator Hawley on House Dems Phase 4 Proposal: “Doesn’t sound like recovery. Sounds like a boondoggle”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out House Democrats for proposing over one trillion dollars in new spending for coronavirus relief without including any provisions to protect workers or get them their jobs back, according to Axios reporting. Senator Hawley has proposed a plan to rehire every worker laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic and protect existing jobs.

Senator Hawley Introduces Joint Resolution to Withdraw from WTO

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a joint resolution to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO). Earlier this week, Senator Hawley penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the United States to lead the way to abolishing the WTO as the Chinese Communist Party has weaponized the WTO to its benefit at the expense of American workers.

Hawley, Colleagues Urge President Trump To Expand and Extend Immigration Suspension

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to suspend all new guest worker visas for sixty days and to suspend certain categories of new guest worker visas for at least the next year or until unemployment has returned to normal levels.

Senator Hawley to United Airlines: Keep Your Promises to Workers or Give CARES Act Money Back

On the same day United Airlines announced a cut to 15,000 employees’ hours, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz demanding the company reverse the decision or return the generous taxpayer-funded bailout it received from the CARES Act. United’s announcement to employees comes just over a month after they assured employees that they “will not conduct involuntary furloughs or pay cuts in the U.S. before September 30th."